SKorean president: Kim is serious about giving up his bombs

World 09/25/18, 18:06

South Korean President Moon Jae-in pushed back Tuesday against widespread skepticism about the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's vows to give up his nuclear bombs, saying that the current round of diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have frustrated past negotiators.Moon, fresh off ...

Trump, at UN, to again confront North Korea’s nuclear threat

U.S. 09/24/18, 00:57

As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017 file photo, U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley ...

A Kim Jong Un visit to Seoul? It would be surreal challenge

World 09/20/18, 22:24

The spectacle and surprise on display at the three inter-Korean summits this year have been, at times, intense. The fourth one could be surreal — if it happens.Imagine North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rolling through South Korea's ultra-modern capital in an armored limousine flanked by crew-cut bodyguards running in ...

PHOTOS: 3 days of Moon-Kim summit in North Korea

World 09/20/18, 07:06

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea for a third summit with leader Kim Jong Un that included wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife ...

Korean Summit: The pomp, the substance and what it means

World 09/20/18, 05:01

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea's capital, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years. His meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appear to have put wobbly U.S.-North Korea talks on the North's nuclear weapons back on track. ...

Places Moon has visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

World 09/20/18, 02:58

A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea's founding mythology. The ruling party's headquarters, said to be a potential target of South Korean and U.S. military attacks. An art studio that produces giant propaganda statues. And a 150,000-seat stadium in Pyongyang where the country's unique mass games are performed.The ...

Update: Moon, Kim visit crater lake on Mount Paektu

America 09/20/18, 01:49

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local):2:40 p.m.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited a crater lake atop a volcano considered sacred in North ...

Politics, pride in leaders trip to ‘sacred’ N. Korea volcano

World 09/20/18, 00:43

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There is no more sacred place in North Korea than Mount Paektu — and getting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to such a spot is a propaganda coup unlike any other.The still active volcano, site of one the most violent eruptions in history, is considered ...

Analysis: In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit

World 09/19/18, 07:28

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — AP bureau chiefs Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang and Foster Klug in Seoul report on the two countries' views of this week's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.___THE VIEW FROM PYONGYANGNorth Koreans have been barraged with a lot ...

Kim, Moon head to North Korea’s sacred volcano on final day

World 09/19/18, 06:07

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The two Korean leaders took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, heading to a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and used in its propaganda to legitimize the Kims' three generations of rule. Their trip followed a day of ...

Analysis: Summit could be domestic win for S. Korean leader

World 09/19/18, 03:28

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean leaders' surprisingly substantive summit announcement is a huge step toward a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula — and a Nobel Peace Prize for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. No, no, it's the death rattle of the once formidable U.S.-led pressure campaign ...

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

World 09/17/18, 21:08

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe ...

Denuclearization, improving ties on Korean summit agenda

World 09/17/18, 20:39

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The main focus of outside attention to this week's inter-Korean summit is whether it can find ways to resolve the stalemated diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear program. Also at stake is what steps the Koreas will take to lower decades-long military tensions and improve ties.

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